The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) welcomes the decision by the parents of Reeva Steenkamp to request the court to allow the release of some pictures of the late model after she was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius. We are also happy that the court has acceded to the request.
It is however important to note that the decision of both the family and the court does not absolve editors from the applicable relevant sections of the Press Council’s Code and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA in the use of gruesome pictures.
For Inquiries: Sanef Chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela 0822962541
Sanef Executive Director Mathatha Tsedu 0824540527